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Let There Be Spacetime

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Gen ch1:v3-5
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

That God's spirit moved upon the face (front) of the waters, we see that the idea of waste, or "urine" from the dictionary meaning of "waters" in the text, relate that the deep with its infinite depth, and the waters (waste) shows that creation is a job that would indeed take infinite effort, an infinite amount of expended energy to make any "idea" of the "heavens" and "earth" solid and/or into matter.

Rather, God explains how He creates light by manipulating the "face" of the waters, (it's likeness or form) to limit the speed of light, (Which we know in the equation E = mc^2) as c = 2.998 x 10^8 m/s. In reworking the waters of the deep God has made the creation of matter possible, as without requiring infinite energy; (were 'c' infinite and not merely very large.)

However, although matter is equivalent to a huge amount of energy, it (light) also allows almost everything in creation moving relative to everything else to be observable for the most part, as most natural velocities are much lower, (We can see things coming.) As relative velocity increases, so does the observed inertial mass of the object. It becomes physically impossible to exceed the speed of light. To do so would allow a static observer of a moving object to see or observe the effect of an event before it's cause: An observer moving with the object would not be able to agree on the order of consequent events with the static observer: paradoxes would result.

However, in creating light as with finite velocity, thus far we simply state that God in effect created relativistic spacetime, (as without any curvature as yet.) we could consider that for the most part this is simply the domain of special relativity. That God used the creation of light to separate the "day" (the observeable universe without allowing paradox) and "night" (as the paradox-allowing closed paths in 4 dimensional spacetime, the "folding back" of a path on itself, remember that time is also a dimension of travel.)

Note that the text states that God "called" the observeable "day" and the paradoxical "night", It does not state that God was truly using the common meaning of the terms "day and night". Rather He was speaking in allegory to us all, and with modern physics we indeed see that the account holds up.

There is a rather cryptic phrase that appears nowhere else in the bible except in describing the creation account. "The evening and morning were the first day". The evening is a darkening toward "night", and the morning a rising of light towards "day". We may consider that God gradually eased off with His strength to test the creation to see if it would stand without Him: In this first day the "idea" or purpose is disengaged, and as the creation is tested with the darkness of the deep (as towards night); the nature of what was then in creation is seen to hold up to its making to see if it would rest contingent upon itself - and continue on in the "rising of day", i.e. when it is still observable without succumbing to paradox, so we then see that as creation persists on its own, it is morning.

What else may we deduce? Well, the creation of spacetime does not imply that God acts in making past, present and future all at once. Spacetime is merely a surface that relates every point in space that may be reached by an object travelling at a speed lower than the speed of light. Since time is a coordinate of the system, every point on a surface that represents "the present" is a point that may be reached by travelling in space at speeds less than (or equal to) 'c'. Thus, we have no need to consider past present and future as created all at once,.. only merely the "present". In this manner we show that the first day of creation does not represent the apparent age of the universe up to that point, but rather a length of time in which God performed all that He stated He did. We may assume that this was a short period if God was only working with "the present".

We must examine the apparent past of the universe, and we move on to that in the scriptures now.


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